Primary Source

Advertisement: “Gift for National Woman’s Party”—Susan B. Anthony Medallion

Bas-relief made by Leila Usher, ad posted in The Dickson County Herald (Tennessee), May 5, 1922. (From: Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress).

Era: Suffrage Era | Media: Curated Photos/Ephemera, Newspapers, Paid Advertisements

This newspaper clipping from the May 5, 1922 edition of Tennessee’s Dickson County Herald shows sculptor Leila Usher next to her bas-relief portrait of the famous feminist and suffragist Susan B. Anthony. Usher presented this work to the National Woman’s Party, to be put on display at the organization’s national headquarters in Washington, DC.

A digitized version of the original photo of Usher and the portrait is available for viewing and download through the Library of Congress website.

You can read about the National Woman’s Party’s pro-suffrage public awareness campaign here and access an archive of primary source material related to the NWP here.

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